Flesor's Candy Kitchen — already a tourist attraction in downtown Tuscola — plans to expand into two adjacent buildings in the coming year, said co-owner Devon Flesor Story.
"The first thing we're going to do is build a bigger candy manufacturing room. At Christmas, it gets very tight in our current candy room," said Story, who operates Flesor's with her sister, Ann Flesor Beck.
It's hard to beat strawberry season, even though I know it's just the beginning of the deliciousness summer offers.
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 2:14-17
CATLIN — Officials voted to contribute funds toward an expansion of the village's Lions Club fish fry on Labor Day weekend.
URBANA — Common Ground Food Co-Op has chosen a new general manager to succeed Jacqueline Hannah.
Satina Braswell, the co-op's merchandising manager, was selected by the co-op's board of directors to take the job, effective June 22, following a national search.
Until that time, Common Ground will be overseen by interim general manager Kevin Bowersox-Johnson.
It's not quite garden-tomato season yet, but in anticipation, I've got a pasta recipe that calls for cherry tomatoes.
We used the last of last summer's frozen cherry tomatoes from my mother-in-law, Mary Dickinson of Loda, but you can use fresh pints you buy at the grocery store.
"For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." Psalm 33:4-6
By Leia Kedem
Okay, fun fact. I've polished off almost a whole watermelon by myself. Probably not the definition of moderation, but cut me some slack; this was over the span of about six hours while canoeing at Kickapoo State Park.
Parents, how brand-conscious are your kids?
Would they, for example, turn up their nose at pizza if it didn't come from Papa John's or Domino's?
The Champaign school district will find out for sure when it begins serving pizza made in-house later this summer.